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Antoine Fuqua wins Filmmaker honor at Golden Reel Awards

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Los Angeles, CA– Bohemian Rhapsody and Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse heard the booming sound of applause at the Westin Bonaventure Sunday night, winning big at the 66th annual Golden Reel Awards.

Recognized by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), the films took home two awards each: Bohemian Rhapsody for Dialogue/ADR and Musical and Spider-Man for Feature Animation and Music Underscore for a Feature Film.

The pair were among winners in 23 sound categories including feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media.

“We are storytellers who serve filmmakers and producers by creating immersive audio experiences that wrap audiences in visual landscapes on screen around the world,” said MPSE President Tom McCarthy. “We celebrate the creation of entertainment content that people will enjoy for generations to come as new formats appear and new ways to distribute content are developed.”

In addition to the category honors, special awards presented included the Career Achievement Award to Stephen H. Flick and the Filmmaker Award to Antoine Fuqua.

“Antoine’s work is being honored tonight for his original, unique voice, especially for his advanced and dynamic use of sound,” said presenter and fellow filmmaker Michael Mann. “His work bears a unique signature, compelling characters right in the storyline, shooting with a magical flow and a dynamic tapestry of sound.”

Fuqua, who began his career as a music video director, is best known for his action and thriller films including The Equalizer series, Olympus Has Fallen and the Academy Award-winning film Training Day.

“Whatever success I have, I cannot do without the talented editors and sound mixers that are in this room tonight,” said Fuqua. “More often than not, the movie stars and directors get much of the credit for the success of the films, and too often a lot of the professionals in this room who do the hard work in the dark are overlooked, but not tonight.”

Founded in 1953, the MPSE is dedicated to improving the recognition of its members by educating the public about the artistic merit of sound editing. For more information visit mpse.org.

66th Annual Golden Reel Award Winners

FILMMAKER AWARD

Antoine Fuqua

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Stephen H. Flick

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Animation Short Form

Overwatch

“Reunion”

Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Animation Long Form

NextGen

Netflix

 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures Entertainment / Marvel

 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Documentary

Searching for Sound Islandman and Veyasin

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Documentary (Tie)

Free Solo

National Geographic Documentary Films

They Shall Not Grow Old

Wingnut Films / Fathom Events / Warner Brothers

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Computer Cinematic

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Computer Interactive Game Play

God of War

SIE Santa Monica Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Feature

Extinction

Good Universe / Universal Pictures

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Special Venue

Age of Sail

Google Spotlight Stories

 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Foreign Language Feature

Roma

Netflix

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action Under 35:00

Short Treks

“The Brightest Star”

CBS All Access

 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Music / Musical (Tie)

American Horror Story: Apocalypse

“The End”

FX Networks

Vikings

“Moment of Vision”

MGM Television / History Channel

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Dialogue/ADR

The Americans

“Harvest”

FX Networks

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Effects / Foley

Atlanta

“Teddy Perkins”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Single Presentation

Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Sony Pictures Television / Amazon Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Music / Musical

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

“We’re Going to the Catskills”

Amazon Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Dialogue/ADR

Westworld

“The Riddle of the Sphinx”

HBO

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Effects / Foley

Altered Carbon

“Out of the Past”

Netflix

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Music Score

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures Entertainment

 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Musical

Bohemian Rhapsody

Fox Studios

 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Dialogue / ADR

Bohemian Rhapsody

GK Films / Fox Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Effects / Foley

A Quiet Place

Paramount Pictures

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Student Film (Verna Fields Award)

Facing It

National Film and Television School


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